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[January 09, 2018]

FairPoint Communications Adds Virtual Customer Premises Equipment, Expanding Company's Network Function Virtualization

PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FairPoint Communications, a Consolidated Communications Company (NASDAQ:CNSL), today announced the launch of virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE), a cloud-based routing solution that provides scalability, accelerated provisioning and built-in geographic diversity. vCPE eliminates the need for traditional dedicated routing hardware on-premises, moving routing for WAN, IP and VoIP services to a world class, cloud-based routing solution.

FairPoint Communications
A Cnsolidated Communications Company

“This service delivery option is ideal for small-to-medium businesses and offers a cost-effective solution with flexibility in provisioning and deployment,” said Doug Abolt, vice president of commercial product management at FairPoint Communications. “vCPE provides businesses with a reliable and scalable routing solution that simplifies operations and reduces capital expense by eliminating the need for continued investment in routing hardware.”

The experienced team at FairPoint Communications manages all routing components, along with service upgrades and maintenance, allowing for the quick delivery of customized user-solutions. With redundancy and built-in geographical diversity, there is virtually no downtime with vCPE service delivery. Additionally, with 16x the survivability of a traditional on-site router, vCPE provides service level assurance-backed, dedicated symmetrical Ethernet services.

vCPE is available now in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

About FairPoint, a Consolidated Communications Company
FairPoint is now a part of Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 24-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

Chastity Valvick, Consolidated Communications

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